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Governor Declares State of Emergency

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland Dedicates $50 Million in Funding Over 5 Years, Taps Senior Emergency Management Advisor to Lead Effort

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Addiction Video

We found a video, adapted from Johann Hari’s New York Times best-selling book Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, that explains a new theory of addiction.

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Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill Signed

A press release from the Office of Governor Larry Hogan stated that the governor "was joined by Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony

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2015 WCOFRT Annual Report

The Washington County Overdose Fatality Review Team published their 2015 Annual Report. View the Report

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PBS Special: Chasing Heroin

PBS recently published an article and film Chasing Heroin, which features frightening statistics, along with stories of addicts and those trying to help them. Read the article and watch the Frontline film by clicking here.     

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Legislation to Combat Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

A press release from the Office of Governor Larry Hogan stated that the governor "today introduced legislation that will help combat Maryland’s heroin and opioid epidemic

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Task Force Submits Recommendations to Gov. Hogan

The Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force recently submitted an interim report to Governor Hogan.

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Task Force Meeting in Hagerstown

The Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force recently met in Hagerstown for the Western Maryland Regional Summit.

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